I. Extract from Thomas Wilson's Art of rhetoric, 1554.--II. Sir Philip Sidney's Letter to his brother Robert, 1580.--III. Extract from Francis Meres's Palladis Tamia, 1598.--IV. Dryden's Dedicatory epistle to the rival ladies, 1664.--V. Sir Robert Howard's Preface to Four new plays, 1665.--VI. Dryden's Essay of dramatic poesy, 1668.--VII. Extract from Thomas Ellwood's History of himself, describing his relations with Milton, 1713.--VIII. Bishop Copleston's advice to a young reviewer, 1807.--IX. The Bickerstaff and Partridge tracts, 1708.--X. Gay's Present state of wit, 1711.--XI. Tickell's Life of Addison, 1721.--XII. Steele's Dedicatory epistle to Congreve, 1722.--XIII. Extract from Chamberlayne's Angliæ notitia, 1669.--XIV. Eachard's Grounds and occasions of the contempt of the clergy and religion, 1670.--XV. Bickerstaff's Miseries of the domestic chaplain, 1710.--XVI. Franklin's Poor Richard improved, 1757
Collins, John Churton, 1848-1908
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